UNIVERSAL Credit applicants may receive additional assistance to reduce living expenses.
Finance Secretary Simon Clarke said “all options are on the table” but ruled out a return of the £20-a-week increase.
He said Chancellor Rishi Sunak is studying possible alternatives.
His right-hand man raised hopes of another package to help claimants keep more of the money they make.
The Treasury Chief Secretary hailed last year’s decision to lower the taper rate from 63p to 55p as “exactly the kind of authentic conservative solution” that is needed.
Senior Tory Sir Iain Duncan Smith wants a benefit increase for the poorest households in line with inflation which has hit nine per cent.
Payments were increased by 3.1 percent in April.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to hold a special cabinet meeting today to discuss how to boost the economy.
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